The Grassroots Fund works with our grantees and partner organizations to identify current opportunities and challenges at the grassroots level so that we can build a deeper understanding of the shifting grassroots landscape and better respond to emerging needs. We share these trends through reports and online webinars as part of our democratic grant-making process to provide applicants, Grant Reviewers, and Grant Making Committee members with up to date context on the grassroots landscape within which we work. This context setting allows any individual to join the grant making process and to bring their own unique experience and perspective, while also ensuring that all Grant Reviewers have a common basis of understanding. We welcome all grassroots organizers, non-profit organizations, funders, and policy makers to share their voice in the development of these reports as well as to utilize the information to inform their programming.
Share Your Voice!
One of the primary sources of information for trend reports are our Issue Area Surveys.
Take the Issue Area Survey that aligns with your work & help inform our trend reports:
- Energy & Climate Survey
- Land & Water Survey
- Environmental Health Survey
- Living Economies Survey
2018 Trend Reports
- 2018 Introduction to Trend Reports (Working Draft)
- 2018 Energy & Climate Trend Report (Working Draft)
- 2018 Food Trend Report (Working Draft)
- 2018 Environmental Health Trend Report (Working Draft)